Peak:  San Luis Peak (14er)
 Route:  S. Ridge via. Equity Mine
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Matt Lemke
 Date of Info:  06/27/2011
 Date Posted:  06/28/2011

Did San Luis yesterday with spectacular weather. Started at the Equity Mine TH and walked up to the Colorado trail and took the trail over 3 passes to the base of the S. ridge. Walked the long ridge to the summit.

San Luis as with most of the La Garitas are pretty much snow free. Only a few patches here and there.

The Rio Grande River drainage only got about 50% average snowfall this last winter which means this area is in full bloom. Great wildflower displays and everything was green and very beautiful.

This route is much better than the Stewart Creek route since you're above treeline on the Colorado trail for so long.
Photos to come in my big TR in mid to late July...gotta continue climbing now!

 Comments or Questions

Nice Day
06/30/2011 13:18
Hey Matt, it was meeting on the top. I ended up camping with the 2 guys from Australia that are doing the Continental Divide Trail.
If your ever in the Steamboat area look me up on this site and we'll hike something in the Zirkels or Gore/Park range.
So hello to Mountainfever for me...once again nice meeting you both.


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